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Cats from San Juan {Puerto Rico}

old san juan bench

Buy a cat portrait and help the people (and cats) of Puerto Rico rebuild. All profits go to Puerto Rico hurricane relief.

"Around this time last year, I had the good fortune of finding myself in Puerto Rico for the first time," says A/J Jackson. "Just a few months later the devastating wrath of Hurricane Maria would sweep through and destroy much of the beauty I witnessed, leaving millions in a dire situation."

"After donating to various Puerto Rican hurricane relief charities I had an idea for another way I might be able to help. While going through my photos from the trip, I noticed a lot of really interesting images of Old San Juan's street cats. Something about them was captivating, like they were old souls wandering the timeless streets of the barrio. I thought, if there is one thing the Internet loves more than's cats. So I decided to start this philanthropic experiment in hopes that people's desire to help those in need and their endless love of cats might merge together to form the perfect charitable package."

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puerto rico hurricane cats

Today, it is estimated that 11% of the population of Puerto Rico is still without power. Many people are without reliable access to clean water. And, for others, damage to buildings and communications infrastructure during the storm has made it difficult to find and keep work. Some estimates suggest that in the wake of Hurricane Maria the poverty rate in Puerto Rico has increased from 44% to 52%, and may reach as high as 59% this year.

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cat at stairs

When you buy a cat portrait, you will help the people and cats of Puerto Rico rebuild. All the photos are signed and printed using the highest quality standards from Art Works Fine Art Publishing in Highland Park, CA and matte framed by hand by Mission Framing of Los Angeles. 100% of the profits go to Puerto Rico hurricane relief and will be donated to Roofs for the CaƱo and the Humane Society of Puerto Rico.

san juan fountain square

cats of old san juan
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  1. How sad, for both the people and the cats. Those are gorgeous B&W shots.

  2. What a great way to help the people who are still without power and we don’t have to throw paper towels! These cats look good actually considering the turmoil they live in as well.

  3. Awww, they are so precious!
    It is so sad, that so many are still without power!!

  4. Oh my goodness those poor people and animals!

  5. I was fascinated when visiting Puerto Rico several years ago to learn of the way they had developed a charity to care for their excessive cats rather than jumping at the proposal to poison them indiscriminately. I admire your effort to help with these poor cats as well.
    Thanks for sharing at

  6. Hello, I hope the cats are doing well. Cute photos. I am sure the people there are still having problems too. Very sad indeed. I am sorry to be so late commenting. I just got home from our road trip and I am now trying to catch up on my commenting. Thanks so much for linking up your post. Have a happy day and weekend ahead.

  7. Love the black and white photos - awesome.
    Thanks for linking to #pocolo.

  8. "11% of the population of Puerto Rico is still without power." This statement makes me sad. We are here 24/7 happy with the internet life and so much entertainment, while there are still some people do not even have the power to do something to improve their life. In some country, we just feel sad for the stray cat only, because of dirty, full of flea and so on. But in Puerto Rico, both human and cat are facing the poor condition. Lets spread this info to whatever medium we can do to help them.

  9. Oh poor people and cats :( Can we help them somehow?